Mar 252019
Deadline to appeal ANC Designation “Fast Approaching”

The appeals deadline of Monday, 8th April 2019, is fast approaching for the Areas of Natural Constraints Scheme (ANC), formerly the Disadvantaged Areas Scheme, in which there was re-designation of land late last year. Farmers who feel they have grounds to appeal should do so quickly according to ICMSA Deputy President, Lorcan McCabe.   “Following the […read more…]

Mar 252019
Are our milk processors underperforming?  -  ICMSA

The Chairperson of the ICMSA Dairy Committee, Ger Quain, has raised the question of underperformance by some of our largest dairy processors in the aftermath of the disappointing February price announcements.  Noting that three of our four largest milk purchasers have cut their February milk price, Mr Quain said these lower prices are below what […read more…]

Mar 242019
54,000 cattle off feedlots in just Jan and Feb – ICMSA say independent review of market influence of feedlots now required

Commenting on Department-published figures which show that 54,000 cattle originating from feedlots (as defined by the Department of Agriculture, Food & Marine) were slaughtered in January and February this year, the President of ICMSA said that the Minister for Agriculture, Food & Marine should commission an independent study regarding the influence of feedlots on the […read more…]